Questions? Email us at

JOIN FREE! 'Excel at Work Insiders Group' for free tutorials, mini-courses, videos and blogs!

To all our valued customers and friends. We have now suspended all onsite training services. To ensure that we can stay accessible during Alert Level 4 we are offering online live video coaching and a SPECIAL PRICE during April on our self-driven Online Courses. On behalf the Excel at Work team, we hope you, your teams and families stay healthy, safe and strong.

Introducing Microsoft® Teams

With group chat, online meetings, calling, and web conferencing, productivity will go through the roof!

Introducing our


course...the FIRST-STEP in becoming a proficient user of Microsoft Teams!

Microsoft Teams is changing the way businesses are communicating and sharing. Teams offers a new collaborative 'hub' where a group of people can keep up-to-date and share in real-time.

Give your team a solid introductory understanding of Microsoft Teams, so that you can work together on files, share information and converse in real-time. 

Learn how 'Teams' can easily bring people inside and outside of your organisation together, to provide a digital work-space where everything they need is shared in one place.

Gaining a clear understanding in what Teams can do for your business will save you time AND money...for example, start running your team meetings online, share your desktop and files, work collaboratively regardless of your location...and say goodbye to travel time and travel expenses!

If you're wanting to work smarter this short-course is perfect for you and your team!

Onsite. We come to you!

  • That’s right … no travel or parking hassles because we come onsite to you on a day that works for you and your team. We travel all over the greater part of Auckland, from Orewa down to Pukekohe delivering group sessions.

Here’s What You'll Discover in this Workshop:

Expert Guidance

Guided learning, covering only what you need to get started. Not only will attendees gain an excellent introductory understanding of Microsoft Teams, they will also learn how to avoid those scary 'gotcha' moments so that they are fully supported after the training!  And if they need assistance after the learning, all they need to do is email and we'll be right there to help.

Content that works!

The questions, feedback and suggestions from the many, many people who have completed this short-course have helped hone this learning so that it really works. We know just what learners need to know to have them working confidently in Microsoft Teams. No waffle and no 'technical-speak'. No wasting your time!

Support resources

Learners are fully supported during and after the workshop with a comprehensive Quick Reference Guide. A 'cheat-sheet' that covers the key things they need to know to get started. We use these to reference topics during the session, and they are super popular as a reference to support learners after the training.

Certificate of Attendance

Need proof of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? On completion of the workshop, by request, we will send learners a “Certificate of Attendance” confirming their participation and the duration of the training session.

Here’s what people are saying about the course

Janelle Kilgour

HR Comms Co-ordinator

"Very Enjoyable!"

Wonderful, fun, interactive, real-life facilitator - made the session very enjoyable!

Andre Nair

HSEQ Manager

"Absolutely amazing"

An absolutely amazing trainer! Really encouraging and able to relate to learners. Good hands-on examples.

Booking is easy! Book online today!

Content that works...

The questions, feedback and suggestions from the many people who have completed this workshop have helped hone this learning so that it really works 


Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Teams

What is it? How does it change the way we work? When to use Teams instead of SharePoint, OneDrive and Outlook, and how to create a Team


Module 2: Working in Channels

Working in multiple channels in multiple teams. When to create a new channel. Conversations and formatting.


Module 3: Storing and Sharing Files

Uploading files to Teams and understanding where they’re stored and the impact to other storage tools like SharePoint and OneDrive. Co-authoring, reviewing and commenting on documents. How to move files, and how version history works.


Module 4: Private Chat

Understanding availability statuses and when to use Chat or Conversations. Etiquette and best practice.


Module 5: Meetings & Calling

How to schedule a meeting from Outlook or Teams and how to start an ad hoc online meetings. The Guest experience. Sharing content and files in a meeting. Recording a meeting. Using the whiteboard. Video and Audio Calling.


Module 6: Adding Apps and Tabs

Adding shortcuts to apps the Team needs to frequently access, including to SharePoint document libraries. Create a wiki to introduce the team and its objectives. Work with Planner.

Download a copy of the Course Content sheet

About our trainer


Susan is a dedicated and energetic IT professional with over 25 years of experience in training and development. She has the knack of relating to users, easily translating techie-speak and complex system processes into real-life terms to ensure learners ‘get it’.  Susan is a certified Microsoft® Office Specialist. 

Susan Carlow

Frequently asked Questions...

Q: What is the duration of the short course?

A: 2 hours

Q: Is this training suitable for the Mac version of Office 365

No, sorry. Even though you would most likely learn a lot that would be applicable to the Mac version, the training has been created for the Windows version for PC only.

Q: Is this suitable for an absolute beginner?

A: this workshop is PERFECT for an absolute beginner.

Q: What do I need to know before I attend?

As this is a beginner level course the only prerequisite is that you are proficient in using the Microsoft® Windows environment, a mouse and keyboard.

Q: Can you come onsite to deliver the training?

Absolutely! We can bring the training to you. That’s right! We come onsite to your place of work on a day and time that works for you. Avoid traffic and parking hassles and learn at work.

Q: Can you supply training laptops for us to use?​​​​

We do have training laptops available. All have Microsoft Office 365 licenses. However, as Teams is an app that (when set up well) reflects perfectly how your organisation works, we would recommend learning using your own computers and Office 365 logins.

Q: Do you have a limit to the number of attendees?

Yes. We have a minimum of 4, maximum of 8 (please see minimum booking requirements below).

Q: Do you offer 1-on-1 sessions?

Yes we do. Please see our page on Online Coaching.

Q: What age is this appropriate for?

The training is aimed at adults so the minimum age we recommend is 18 years old. We look forward to hearing from you again when you are over 18.

Dates GO QUICKLY so book an onsite workshop for you and your team TODAY!

*Teams Sessions are 2 hours in duration. Prices are per session. Please note that our minimum onsite booking requirement for 1 session is no less than 4 people. 

All bookings are subject to our Booking Terms and Conditions. Pricing is based on the number of attendees per session. Minimum of 4 attendees, maximum of 8.

If the dates you require aren't available or you require assistance please contact us at

Questions? Contact us today!

© 2020, Excel at Work Limited, All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use